Category: Writing A Book

Writing a Book: The Joys of Collaboration

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I wrote my first book in 1972. It was a contract work, so my name didn’t appear on the cover. It was about a practical subject: budgeting for first-line supervisors. After that I wrote several more books, and I wrote them all by myself. It wasn’t until the mid-90s that I wrote my first book with another person. Jeff  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Jim Collins

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Jim Collins has written some of the most popular and influential business books of the last two decades. My personal favorite is Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck–Why Some Thrive Despite Them All, which he wrote with Morten Hansen. Here’s an excerpt from “Jim Collins on the Writing Process” which is  »  Read More

Author Tip: Write the sales copy first

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The time before you start writing your book is filled with excitement and possibilities. But, if you don’t get clear about what you’re writing and why people will read it, you risk having the project turn into a complete waste of time. Here’s a tip that’s worked for several of my clients to help them narrow down  »  Read More

Advice from the Masters: Dorie Clark

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Dorie Clark writes a lot for publications like the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, Entrepreneur and the Davos Economic Forum blog. She’s done a couple of books, too. Reinventing You came out in 2013 and Stand Out two years later. Inc. magazine named Stand Out the top leadership book of 2015. Laura Vanderkam interviewed  »  Read More

Your writing goals for 2017

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New Year’s resolutions are so last century! Every year millions of people make that New Year’s resolution to lose weight. They join a gym, fired up with enthusiasm for their new weight loss regimen. But, by the end of January, gym visits have dwindled down to a precious few. Resolutions don’t work because resolutions  »  Read More

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